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Many thanks to those who save lives every day

November 1, 2019
To the Editor: Two weeks ago my wife suffered a cardiopulmonary arrest in our home. The 911 emergency system functioned perfectly. The Boca Grande Fire Department, Shift A, under the command of Lt….

Resident unhappy with swing bridge opening for maintenance

October 25, 2019
To the Editor: As a member of the Boca Grande Club and a frequent visitor to the island, I feel compelled to register a complaint regarding an inconvenience to traffic yesterday (October 17) caused…

In response to the code enforcement issues

October 25, 2019
To the Editor: In your article you mention: “After all, if people can’t find a place to sit down, they will park as close as possible to the business. This compounds the problem.” The same happens …

Mallet club will offer instructional clinics

October 25, 2019
To the Editor: The Gasparilla Mallet Club is holding weekly “get to know the game” sessions with free croquet instructional clinics for prospective members every Monday at 3:30, as well as a “golf”…

Health officials issue mosquito-borne illness advisory

October 18, 2019
The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) today advised residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Lee County. Several sentinel chicken flock…

Curtain goes up on LBHS ‘A Christmas Carol’ in November

October 18, 2019
To the Editor: Lemon Bay High School Theatre Troupe 0257 commences its first season under the guidance of its new Director Sarah Ballard-Richardson with the performance of the classic holiday seaso…

Dig in to National Fossil Day at The Bishop

October 11, 2019
To the Editor: Learn more about fossils and receive half-price admission to The Bishop as we celebrate National Fossil Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. This year we are thrilled to …

Lit Forum begins season with ‘The Mercy Seat’

October 11, 2019
To the Editor: The Literature Forum will inaugurate its 2019-20 season on Thursday, November 7 with a presentation of “The Mercy Seat” by Elizabeth Winthrop. This brutally incisive and tender novel…

Red tide update for the week

October 11, 2019
In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background concentrations offshore of Pinellas County, background concentrations offshore of Hillsborough County, very low to low …

Happy haunting and a different kind of turkey shoot

October 4, 2019
To the Editor: Get your spookiest costumes ready and start practicing your B-ball, because two of the most time-honored traditions in Boca Grande are just around the corner. On Saturday, Oct. 26 Le…